Wolfe Islanders challenging tax assessments

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PROPERTY: Residents claim wind turbines have depreciated the value of their homes

Posted By Paul Schliesmann, The Whig-Standard

Some Wolfe Island residents are challenging their tax assessments, claiming that 86 wind turbines installed in the community have hurt property values but a spokesman for the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation says the agency has seen no evidence to support the homeowners’ requests.

“It’s difficult for us to determine the effects of a wind turbine until they go to sell,” said Mike Contant, account manager for eastern Ontario.

“I’m not saying there won’t be. It’s a fairly new process.” Continue reading